JANUARY saw a murderer, a hit and run driver, and the 'worst case of animal abuse' seen in decades pass through the courts. 

Here are some of the criminals jailed for their offences in Dorset last month. 

Alberto Fioletti

Bournemouth Echo: Alberto Fioletti, 31 and of Fordingbridge Alberto Fioletti, 31 and of Fordingbridge (Image: CPS)

Alberto Fioletti received a life sentence for the murder of 35-year-old Stephanie Hodgkinson.

Fioletti, 31, stabbed Stephanie seven times at her Bournemouth home because she ended their relationship.

He then stabbed himself in the stomach and told a 999 operator he had ‘killed his girlfriend’ and had ‘tried to kill himself’ too.

The defendant admitted a charge of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denied murder.

He was found guilty of murder following a four-week long jury trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Fioletti will serve a minimum jail term of 15 years. 

Tyrone Franklin

Bournemouth Echo: Tyrone Franklin, 25 and of Newfoundland Drive in PooleTyrone Franklin, 25 and of Newfoundland Drive in Poole (Image: Dorset Police)

Tyrone Franklin was jailed for 11 years after causing the crash that killed 16-year-old Billy Lardner. 

Franklin, 25, ploughed his car into the teenager at more than 80mph as he was walking outside Bournemouth Airport.

The impact saw Billy thrown 20ft into the air and obtain injuries which were non-survivable.

Franklin then climbed out the vehicle and ‘bolted off into the bushes’, prompting a huge police search in the area.

He was arrested at his girlfriend's house in Poole the following day. 

A court heard how the defendant had been in a pub drinking beer and whiskey from around 3.30pm on the day of the crash, and was 'highly impaired' at the time of the collision. 

Franklin admitted charges of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

Daniel Barr

Bournemouth Echo: Daniel Barr, 31 and of Jackie Wigg Gardens in TottonDaniel Barr, 31 and of Jackie Wigg Gardens in Totton (Image: Dorset Police)

Daniel Barr was jailed for 20 months for three "unprovoked and ferocious" attacks on strangers in Bournemouth town centre. 

Barr left one of his victims with a bruised face and three missing teeth after punching and kicking him in the street.

He also 'initiated a fight' and 'exchanged blows' with two other men.

Barr, 31, had been let out of prison just three days before the attacks, and had been out in the town drinking and 'celebrating his freedom'.

The defendant pleaded guilty to two charges of assault by beating, and a single charge of actual bodily harm.

Jack Pocock

Bournemouth Echo: Jack Pocock, 25 and of no fixed addressJack Pocock, 25 and of no fixed address (Image: Dorset Police)

Jack Pocock was jailed for 15 months after beating up his friend and leaving him with displaced teeth and a fractured nose.

Pocock, 25, launched the attack after his friend entered the wrong PIN to stop him from getting cash to buy drugs.

CCTV played in court showed the moment the defendant ‘became angry’ and punched his victim to the head and face, before pushing him to the floor and kicking him.

Pocock later sent his hospitalised victim a WhatsApp message saying: “Keep your mouth shut or it might just cost you your life if you open it.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of actual bodily harm.

Cameron Horler 

Bournemouth Echo: Cameron Horler, 19 and of BournemouthCameron Horler, 19 and of Bournemouth (Image: Dorset Police)

Cameron Horler was jailed for 40 months after stabbing a 17-year-old woman multiple times with a 'large knife'. 

Horler, 19, stabbed the woman outside an address in Windham Road, Bournemouth, before fleeing the scene.

The victim, who was known to the defendant, was taken to hospital with cuts to her body that needed stitches.

Armed officers searched the area and Horler was located at a nearby address and arrested.

A knife was also recovered from a bin.

Horler pleaded guilty to charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article.

Kristen Cooper and Todd Cooper

Bournemouth Echo: (LEFT) Kristen Cooper, 24 and of Sandpit in Bransgore, and (RIGHT) Todd Cooper, 29 and of Jubilee Court in Lymington(LEFT) Kristen Cooper, 24 and of Sandpit in Bransgore, and (RIGHT) Todd Cooper, 29 and of Jubilee Court in Lymington (Image: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary)

Brothers Kristen and Todd Cooper were jailed after they tortured animals in the New Forest and filmed it on their phones. 

Kristen, 24, and Todd, 29, made a series of videos showing hares and deer being abused and mutilated.

A vet reviewing the videos as part of the investigation described the footage as the 'worst case of animal abuse' he had seen in his 24-year career.

Kristen was charged with seven counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal with Todd being accused of one count.

The pair were also sentenced for a variety of other offences committed in the New Forest and in Dorset, including actual bodily harm, criminal damage and threatening a person with an offensive weapon.

Kristen was jailed for five years and Todd was jailed for three years and eight months.